Memory Verse of the Week

The memory verse of the week will be posted here every Monday morning. 

  • 2 Timothy 4:2

    preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

  • Romans 12:21

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

  • Isaiah 46:10

  • Philippians 4:4

    Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice!

  • 1 Peter 2:9

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light

  • Jeremiah 33:3

    Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

  • Job 28:28

    “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’”

  • Matthew 10:32

    Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will confess him before My Father who is in heaven.

  • Hebrews 3:14

    For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end

    Our Pastor's message this week was about the Power of Biblical Love.  As we learn to abide in Christ this truth of scripture is so very important.  We are partakers of Christ.  Romans 8:17 tells us that we are "heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ". 

    Here is a great list of 8 reasons why it's important for churches to memorize scripture together.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:8

    Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

    Paul writes that love never fails.  I don't know about you, but I've failed in love a time or two.  What he is talking about here is the Eternal Agape Love.  Just as our pastor taught us on Sunday, God's love is eternal and as His children we should be reflecting His attributes.  Paul closes this section by saying "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."  Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) and hope is in a future glory (Romans 8:24).  But love will never end, this is what Paul means by Love never fails.  Just as gifts of prophecy, tongues, and even knowledge will not be necessary in eternity, neither will faith or hope.  Because our eyes will be opened to all things hidden (Matthew 10:26).  So we can rejoice that, true love, God's love, never fails!

  • 2 Timothy 1:7

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

    I want to encourage you to read through the first chapter of 2 Timothy each day this week. Focus specifically on verses 8-14 as we strive to live Godly lives. Everything Paul tells us after "Therefore" in verse 8 comes by means of the power of verse 7.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:20

    Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

    An Ambassador is defined as: a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.

    God is the sovereign authority.  He is not sovereign over a country or a territory; He is sovereign over the entire Universe.   We are an agent, acting on His authority, calling sinners to be reconciled to God.  Earlier in this chapter Paul asserts that, “Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (vs 18).  Furthermore, we hold this office for a temporary time (1 Peter 2:11-12), working in order to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31), with the promise that we too will be glorified (Romans 8:16-17).

  • 1 Corinthians 3:11

    For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

    Menno Simmons was an early leader of the Protestant Reformation.  As our Pastor mentioned this week during his sermon, the reformation began when Martin Luther posted his 95 thesis on the door of the church at Wittenburg.  He did this on October 31, 1517.  This year represents the 500th anniversary of that event.  While Luther's main point of contention was the selling of indulgences, Menno took issue with the doctrine of the church which stated that the communion elements actually became Jesus's body and blood.  He also contended against infant baptism as un-biblical.  Menno took on 1 Corinthians 3:11 as his personal motto.  Like Menno, we are striving to lay a foundation in no one other than Christ Himself by memorizing His Word.

  • Nahum 1:7

    The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

    This scripture tells us three important aspects of God's nature.  He is good, He is our stronghold in trouble, and He knows us personally.

  • James 1:26

    If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

    What an important word from James.  bringing our tongues under submission is a very difficult thing.  James likens this lack of self-control to a worthlessness of our faith.  This verse concludes the famous section of James chapter 1 where we are instructed to be quick to listen and slow to speak, and to be doers of the word and not hearers only.  Let's all strive to apply scripture to our lives each day!

  • Psalm 119:10-11

    With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.  Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

    To begin our challenge of scripture memorization we look at a Psalm we are likely all familiar with, 119:11.  But how many of us know verse 10?  Here the Psalmist tells us to seek out the Lord with all our heart.  This command is found throughout scripture in Deuteronomy 6:5 as well as Matthew 22:37.

  • Jude 24-25

    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.

  • Philippians 1:27

    Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

  • Ephesians 6:10-11

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

  • Nahum 1:6

    Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire And the rocks are broken up by Him.

    Our focus for the month of June will be Standing Firm.  Remember that we memorized Nahum 1:7 last year, the week of August 28th.  Read back over these two verses and realize that no one can stand before God under his own power, but that the Lord is good and a stronghold for those who stand in Him!

  • Jude 20-21

    But you, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God waiting, anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

  • Acts 10:2

    a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.

    Cornelius was a Roman Centurion.  His example shows us that we should be continuously in prayer.

  • 1 Samuel 2:2

    There is no one holy like the LORD, indeed, there is no one besides You, nor is there any rock like our God.

  • Nehemiah 1:11a

    O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name

  • Revelation 1:17-18

    Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

  • 1 Peter 1:3

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

  • Romans 1:4

    who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord

  • John 11:25

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies

  • Matthew 28:5-6

    Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.
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  • Psalm 98:1

    O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

  • Colossians 3:16

    Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  • Zepheniah 3:17

    The LORD your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior.  He will exult over you with joy, He will be quite in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

  • Psalm 101:1

    I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You O LORD, I will sing praises.

  • Lamentations 3:22

    The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.

  • Romans 12:9

    Let love be without hypocrisy.  Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

  • 1 John 4:16

    We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.  God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  • Psalm 143:8

    Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul.

  • John 5:24

    Truly, truly, I say unto you, ho who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come to judgement, but has passed out of death into life.

  • Daniel 2:47

    The king answered Daniel and said, “Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery.”

  • Galatians 6:6

    The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.

  • Ephesians 4:7

    But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

  • Psalm 150:6

    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

  • Isaiah 53:5

    But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
    The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
    And by His scourging we are healed.

  • Psalm 2:6

    But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.

  • Isaiah 7:14

    Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign.  Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

  • Deuteronomy 18:15

    The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.